1720 - 1793 Author of "Every moment brings me nearer" Wingrove, John. A few hymns by this writer are in J. Middleton's Hymns, 1793. D. Sedgwick dates his pieces 1785. One of these still in common use is, "Hail! my ever blessed Jesus." b. 1720; d. 1793.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)